There is about a 5 mile descent from Dutch John to this spot on the Green River. Ten years ago it was a dirt road, now it's paved and you have to pay at a gate when you reach the bottom. At the end of the short, you can see where Robert Redford filmed Jeremiah Johnson. Topics: Bottom Union, Erik Nelson, www.bottomunion.com
This is an elegy for Arthur Rimbaud and the Steenbeck. I bought this 6 reel Steenbeck in Berlin about 4 years ago for about 300 Deutschmarks (roughly $150), and cut Westless American on it. Music is from Dudley at autresdirections. I don't want to ruin your first viewing too much with too many words. Hold silence for the vigil...and if you can, crank it! Topics: Bottom Union Films, www.bottomunion.com, The Bottom Union, Arthur Rimbaud, Rimbaud, Erik Nelson,...
Plans were made two days before departure, and everything was just green lights from there...a very close friend since first memory, Stephen Bitterolf, was having an opening at ZieherSmith in Chelsea so it gave me a great reason to go. This is what made it on tape, life tends to get in the way of video. It's a big one (7 min 15 sec, 40 MB)...so it'll be for the hard-core initiated. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: www.bottomunion.com, The Bottom Union, Bottom Union Films, Erik Nelson, New York City
The Peyote Stitch is a Native American beading technique that takes infinite concentration and patience...needle to bead, needle to bead, needle to bead...knot in your thread....needle to bead. The stitch links (weaves?) beads together one by one until the object you're covering has something similar to a snake's or reptile's skin, only made of beads. This is P$'s work. I don't know how she does it. The music is, "Little Whirl" by Dudley; autresdirections.. Topics: www.bottomunion.com, Bottom Union Films, The Bottom Union, Erik Nelson, bead work, peyote stitch